Matthew Wilson

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Pairing Wine with Fish and Seafood

01 of 08<p>Champagne, Prosecco, Cava<p>Sparkling wine, whether it's from California, France, Spain, or Italy, is spot-on perfect for fried food. While …

Visit France's Languedoc For Wines Of Great Value

Skirting the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean, the Languedoc is a windswept scrubby place dotted with wild lavender, thyme and endless rows of gnarled Carignan, Syrah and Grenache vines. It’s also one of the largest wine producing regions in the world with more than 30 different varietals …

Tips For Keeping Wine -- And Yourself -- Cool in the Heat

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: Why, when you're hot, coldest is not always best -- and how to keep cool with wine.</i><p>There’s an old story about the a traveler lost in the woods on the hottest day of the year, getting …

Wine Cellars

Wine | Life and style

Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine

Kevin Phillips thinks organic is a complete scam - so why is he farming one of Lodi’s most renowned vineyards organically? Bechthold Vineyards is the oldest continuously-farmed vineyard in Lodi, originally planted in 1886. It’s only 25 acres, but the grapes are highly prized by clients like Randall …

SOMM the Movie: 'Word Wars' for Wine Lovers

I love movies that let you peek inside a subculture that you might not be able to access otherwise: <i>Word Wars</i>, which follows competitive Scrabble players, and <i>Spellbound</i>, which featured the kids vying to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, are two that come to mind. I'd say that <i>SOMM</i>, which opens …

Try a white wine that's perfect with cheese -- and cheeseburgers

What if there were a white wine you could drink with just about any food, a wine so versatile that it would go well with everything from Chinese to strong cheeses to all kinds of fish – even a cheeseburger?<p>That wine is called Conundrum. It’s a well-known white blend from California that I hadn’t …

Devín: Visiting Slovakia By Way of a Little Bottle of Wine

<b>Note from the author:</b> There are 1,368 varieties covered in <i>Wine Grapes</i> by MW Jancis Robinson, MW Julia Harding, and Dr. Jose Vouillamoz. Bet you can't try them all.<p>In many people's minds, the wine world dead-ends right around the eastern borders of Germany and Austria. What lies beyond is just a …

Ask a Sommelier: Wine Advice for Grilling

GalleryAsk a Sommelier: Wine Advice for Grilling<p>This time of year, it's easy to feel like you should <i>always</i> be grilling. Got fava beans? Asparagus? Throw them on the grill. Chicken? Who roasts anymore? Steak? Obvious choice. But grilling adds a layer of flavor to food, and the best drink …

Wines of the week: three intriguing white blends

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Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Foodist

Sometimes, the best food and drink are also the simplest. Here's what wowed...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>From banishing the kids table to drinking dessert, these are the Thanksgiving dinner...<p>By Rochelle Bilow<p>Here's The Foodist Andrew Knowlton's Thanksgiving rules, from football-watching...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>…

Put This in Your Cuba Libre: St. George California Agricole Rum

Awhile back, a friend of mine tried to open a bar focusing exclusively on local spirits. As the opening day loomed, he realized that finding local rum was more of a challenge than he expected, even if it seemed that you couldn't walk down the street without running into an artisanal gin …

Pyrat XO Reserve and Pyrat Cask 1623 Rum Reviews

If you are searching for a truly unique rum, one that is unlike any other, look no further. Pyrat Rums are known for their distinct taste and …

John Travolta appears in surreal Brazilian rum commercial with incredibly awkward dance moves

He won the hearts of every female in the country with his slick moves as Danny Zuko in Grease.<p>But when John Travolta plays himself in a bizarre …